World Patient Safety Day: September 17, 2021

Posted Sep 16, 2021

How can we ensure everyone has a safe and respectful childbirth experience?

In Canada, having equitable access to safe, and high quality maternal and newborn care closer to home matters, especially for those living in rural, remote, and isolated communities. In Indigenous communities, access to high quality primary health care can improve maternal and newborn care by helping ensure it is culturally safe and free from racism.

On September 17, join the World Health Organization in supporting the World Patient Safety Day conversation on this year’s theme: Safe maternal and newborn care: Act now for safe and respectful childbirth.

Register for the webinar (click here) with Patients for Patient Safety Canada, a patient led program of Healthcare Excellence Canada and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives, on Safe and Respectful First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Maternal and Newborn Care at 12:00 p.m. (ET).

You can also participate in the campaign on social media using the hashtags #WorldPatientSafetyDay, #PatientSafety and #SafeChildbirthForAll.

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